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Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Of Coronary Arteries From Biplane Angiogram Based On An Anatomical Model
Author(s): Takao Akatsuka; Hitoshi Abe; Shigeyasu Natsubori; Yasutaka Tamura; Tohru Takeda; Masayoshi Akisada
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm for three dimensional identification of the coronary artery by biplane angiogram is described. The algorithm is based on a few assumptions of the anatomical structure of the coronary artery and it succeeds in reconstructing the 3-D structure almost automatically using information such as diameter of the artery and the direction of it at node points. The results are displayed on a CRT as a stereo pair for binocular vision or as a rotating 3-D structure. Combining these results with a 3-D computer display of a myocardial scintigram, an effective tool for evaluating or understanding mutual image information is obtained. For the myocardium, superimposition with a conceptual coronary artery model is also effective. Experiments with clinical data show the usefulness of this procedure for understanding the degree and region of ischemia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1153, Applications of Digital Image Processing XII, (30 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962358
Show Author Affiliations
Takao Akatsuka, Yamagata University (Japan)
Hitoshi Abe, Yamagata University (Japan)
Shigeyasu Natsubori, Yamagata University (Japan)
Yasutaka Tamura, Yamagata University (Japan)
Tohru Takeda, University of Tsukube (Japan)
Masayoshi Akisada, University of Tsukube (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1153:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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